Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Darwin's Darkest Hour website launch

I got an e-mail from a NOVA representative about the upcoming film, so I'll pass on the information to you.

The Darwin's Darkest Hour companion website will launch tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22 and will include an interview with Henry Ian Cusick.

Here's what you'll find on the companion website:

A NOVA Drama
In this Q&A, Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer of NOVA explains why she wanted to bring Darwin to life through a scripted drama, and the importance of keeping the topic of evolution in the spotlight.

Explore the Galapagos
Of all places on Earth, this island chain may be the most important to our understanding of evolution. On this interactive map, tour the Galapagos and get a sense of their signature wildlife species and geology through video, audio, and panoramic images. Also, learn how visiting the islands inspired Darwin's thinking.

Parallel Lives
In this article, Sean Carroll, one of the luminaries of evolutionary science today, reflects on the parallel discoveries Darwin and Wallace made on each man's road to understanding evolution's primary mechanism, natural selection.

The Scriptwriter's Story: Capturing Darwin's Dilemma
In this interview, scriptwriter John Goldsmith discusses how the dialogue, characters, and events of the drama relate to the historical record, and the extraordinary research he did to get the details right.

The Actor's Story: Being Charles Darwin
Henry Ian Cusick, widely known as Desmond Hume in the hit series "Lost," relished his chance to take on the role of a very different character. He knew little about Darwin at the outset of the project, and stepping into Darwin's shoes changed Cusick's views about the man and evolution in general.

Watch the Program
Beginning the day after "Darwin's Darkest Hour" premieres on television, you can view the entire program online at anytime.

Here's a prologue for you to watch:

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